Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Soraka poriyal (Bottle Gourd)

Sorakaya is another one such veggie which can be used to make sambar, curry, fry or even pickle! Last time I made a curry out of it, I felt that I could do better with fry. So first time I tried with masoor dal. It came out good, no picture though. Then I tried with moong dal. Here is the recipe for Sorakaya with moong dal.

Ingredients
Sorakaya (Bottle Gourd): 1 small, roughly 1 cup
Moong Dal: 1/4 cup
Green Chilies: 1 or 2 according to required spice level
Coconut powder (fresh or dry) grated: 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Curry leaves: 1 string
Hing: 1 pinch
Salt: 1 tsp or according to taste
Turmeric powder: 1/8 tsp
Oil: 1 tbsp

Method:
  • Peel the bottle gourd and chop into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Dry roast the moong dal until a nice aroma comes out and dry grind this. The powder should be coarse. 
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds followed by Asafitida (Hing) and curry leaves. When the leaves splutter, add the slip green chilies. 
  • Fry for a few seconds and add the chopped bottle gourd. 
  • Cook on medium flame stirring occasionally.
  • When its cooked, add the turmeric powder, salt and grated coconut and stir. 
Switch off the stove, add the dal powder and enjoy  as a side dish for rice or roti/naan bread :)

22 comments:

  1. Looks yum , would be perfect with rice

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  2. A nice n new way to cook bottle gourds- thanks for sharing Madhu..
    US Masala

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  3. Delicious poriyal...goes nice as a side for rice...

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  4. Delicious and yummy poriyal..perfect for rice,nice one dear

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  5. new and nice idea to cook bottlegourd with dal

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  6. Love this poriyal,simply delicious..

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  7. Delicious and yummy poriyal..

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  8. healthy n yummy curry..looks delicious..:)

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  9. healthy dish..never tried this way..looks good.

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  10. This sounds fantastic and so easy to make.

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  11. That is a hearty poriyal there, perfect with rice. I have one lying in my fridge...maybe I shld try ur recipe.

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  12. Bottle gourd is good for weight loss.Must try this useful recipe sometime.

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  13. Simply delicious..looks so yummy!!

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  14. This looks like the delicious curry that they often serve in "good" wedding shaapadus - Love the color& the curry!

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  15. Healthy delicious poriyal dear :)

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  16. Looks yummy and healthy recipe.

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  17. When do you put in the dal powder?
    Seema

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  18. Hi Seema, I tried to look for your profile but cant find it. we add the dal powder in the end.

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  19. This would be perfect with rice.

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